shanksdigs wrote:OMG. Conquer Club is a database and gameserver, right? Why has every discussion I've read on this topic included some mention of the inability to delete users? If it is a database and a gameserver, deleting a user is completely functional, acceptable, and correct. This topic suggests turning the abuser into a neutral which is part of the way towards the right solution. Go all the way, delete abusers accounts and the games they entered. It MUST be easy to do considering that Conquer Club is a database and gameserver.
As yeti points out, it has to do with the server integrity. If CC were to delete all of the games which involved someone who cheated, then a large percentage of the games which have been played would need to be deleted (just a guess, but I think 20% is a conservative number). This would affect more than just the games which are deleted. The resultant scores for every remaining game would have to be recalculated (at least those which finished after the first deleted game). This would absolutely kill the server, as scores are only kept as a current value. Also, the games which are missing logs could not be reversed. Also, if users were deleted, it would be impossible to prove who has previously held an account and the multi problems would compound.